Martha O'Connell at Suffield Academy
On Monday, April 15, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) Martha O'Connell, spoke to the Suffield community during Chapel. CTCL is an organization that stresses the importance of seeking a college that best fits a student's individual needs, and seeks to dispel the myths about the college search process and calm the frenzy that often surrounds it. Martha had many tips for Suffield students including "know your name, make eye contact, and have a firm handshake" when meeting with an admissions counselor. She emphasized the importance of writing a solid college essay, keeping an open mind when looking at different schools, and finding a college that will help you excel in the workplace after graduation.
Martha summarized her presentation with two essential acronyms:
DENY: Deadlines Don't Matter; Everybody Else is to Blame; Nobody Told Me That; You Don't Mean That
ADMIT: Actions Matter; Determination; Mindfulness; I am Responsible; Time Management